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Statement of Function
The Stormwater Division is charged with reducing to the maximum extent practicable, the pollution of the Indian River Lagoon caused by stormwater runoff and base groundwater flow. It is also responsible for insuring that Indian River County complies with the requirements of the federally mandated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Permit criteria. These goals are accomplished through the design, construction, and management of regional stormwater pollution control systems; through education programs; and through sediment and erosion control enforcement and monitoring.

LagoonIndian River Lagoon Symposium
Commissioner Tim Zorc hosted this event on March 26, 2013 in the County Commission Chambers - Topics included lagoon history and health, solutions for a healthier lagoon, and more. Visit the Lagoon Symposium Website for information, presentations, and video from this event

Video: Water Pollution Control In Indian River County

This video highlights County efforts to clean drainage canals and stormwater runoff before the water reaches the Indian River Lagoon. Featured are tours and details by County staff of the various existing and planned projects.

Pollution SolutionsResidential Fertilizer Best Management Practices
The Indian River County Board of County Commissoners invite you to join in the effort to help protect our lagoon from excessive flows of nitrogen and phosphorus by following these simple Residential Fertilizer Best Management Practices
Landscaping 101Florida-Friendly Landscaping Quiz
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Environmental Compliance Manual (PDF 25.8 MB)
The purpose of this Manual is to discuss certain best management practices that when used appropriately and when correctly constructed and maintained, are capable of preventing or reducing harmful effects of erosion from storm water runoff. This Manual is not intended to specify the BMPs to be used at any specific project site.
The Great Water OdysseyThe Great Water Odyssey
An interactive, multidisciplinary educational experience, available free of charge to educators in the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Stormwater Education Toolkit
The toolkit contains guidance materials, examples of model programs, and electronic versions of already designed educational materials for teachers and students K-12.


Green Values Stormwater Toolbox
The Center for Neighborhood Technology has produced the Green Values Stormwater Toolbox, a practical website where you can learn what green infrastructure is and does, how it saves money, understand the costs and benefits of using green infrastructure in place of traditional infrastructure, and more!
Pollution Solutions
Swale Maintenance Information

Pond Maintenance Information

Questions? Looking for specific information?  St. Johns River Water Management District staff can provide project specific information, but first need to be provided with the project name and/or permit number.  Copies of stormwater pond permits are available on the St. Johns River Water Management District website  St. Johns staff is available to inspect the project and/or meet in regards to specific concerns.  For questions regarding stormwater pond compliance issues only, contact Janice Unger at (321) 676-6600 or email at  For all other questions, email

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